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Human Remains Found in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) - Hunters find human skeletal remains along the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry.

Hunters made the discovery on Thanksgiving. Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Dougherty believes the remains had been there at least a year, or longer.

The remains are being examined at the West Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office.

Dougherty said he expects it will be a week to 10 days before he receives information from the medical examiner's office regarding the person's gender or age.

He said a forensic team will also investigate the area where the remains were found.

Dougherty said investigators do not have any leads on the identity of the remains.

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